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[Update: Essential Phone] Android Q Beta 5 rolls out for all Google Pixel phones, brings updated gesture navigation

Android Q Beta 4 marked the last beta that was given a launch month. We knew Android Q Beta 5 would launch sometime in "Q3," but that was as specific as Google got. Turns out we didn't have to wait very long as Google is rolling out the fifth beta today. This is the first...

Google tests Rules, Ramping Ringer, and showing album art in Now Playing history for the Pixel phones on Android Q

Google Pixel 4 leak season is already well underway. From leaked CAD renders of both the non-XL and XL models to live images and official press renders, there's a lot that we already know about Google's 2019 flagship smartphones. Google's next Pixel smartphones may not win any design awards, but if there's one thing we...

Android Q beta 5 adds new gestures for screen unpinning and the Accessibility Menu

Google released the 5th Android Q beta earlier today for its Pixel smartphones, leaving one more beta left until the stable release next month. It's been a month since the last beta release, so Google has had plenty of time to make small tweaks here and there. We've been digging into Android Q beta 5...

Android Q beta 5 adds a dark Pixel boot animation to save your eyes when rebooting

Besides the battery life improvement for devices with OLED displays, dark modes also help reduce eye strain at night. We're slowly seeing more and more Google apps get native dark modes, but a lot of apps with dark themes have yet to update their splash screens to match their new, darker UIs. The worst "splash...

July 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone

Today marks the first day of July and we are now already halfway through 2019. More importantly, a new month means it's time for new Android security updates. The patches for this month have been released for the entire Pixel family and the trusty Essential Phone is following closely behind as usual. There are a few...

Google will add palm rejection to the Pixel’s ambient display feature

The "Always-on display" feature has become increasingly popular as more phones switch to OLED displays (even some LCD phones have it). The Google Pixel series has this as well, though it's called "Ambient display." Google is always tweaking this feature and they will be improving the palm rejection ability of the Ambient display in a...

[Update: OTA resumed] Android Q Beta 4 is here for the Google Pixel, API 29 publishing now available

When the first Android Q beta was released, Google shared its rollout plans for all the following beta releases. They've stayed true to that plan and that means it's time for a new update. Android Q Beta 4 is rolling out for the Google Pixel family (including the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL) and...

Everything new in Android Q Beta 4 for the Google Pixel

It's that time of the month again. A new beta of Android Q has been released for the Google Pixel phones and is now set to roll out to a number of devices, including the OnePlus 6/6T, the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, and some newly-launched ones such as the OnePlus...

June 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone

As you undoubtedly noticed over the weekend, we are now officially into the month of June. A new month means many things, but in the Android world, it means new Android security updates. Patches for this month have been released for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3...

Google is working on a new Settings Routines feature for Pixel phones on Android Q

The freedom which Google gave developers in the early days of Android allowed for the flourishing of apps that aren't possible on iOS. Automation apps like Tasker, MacroDroid, Automate, and Llama let users take full control over the apps and settings on their phones, though recent Android releases have scaled back what these apps are...

Google tests automatic car crash detection for the Pixels on Android Q

Google I/O 2019 is the current talk of the town, as everyone looks to dive deeper into all the announcements that Google made across its product and service portfolio. At the event, we got introduced to Android Q Beta 3 with changes and features like dark mode, new navigation gestures, improvements to Digital Wellbeing, notification...

[Update: Rolling out] All Google Pixel smartphones are getting a time-lapse feature in the Google Camera app

The keynote at Google I/O was full of exciting announcements. We finally got to see the Pixel 3a/3a XL in an official light, received some more news about Android Q, and saw the Nest Hub Max, confirming previous rumors. As well as news specific to the Pixel 3a/3a XL, Google announced some more general news...